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How to find apartments for renting in Ho Chi Minh City?

Posted by Housingsgn on October 13, 2019

Whether you use an agent, walk, or search online, the price you pay for rental property is still roughly the same. Using an agent won’t drastically increase prices. Walking in won’t drastically decrease prices. And searching online won’t drastically change prices.

This is because the leasing industry in Ho Chi Minh City is very competitive. Depending on your needs, you may find a rental apartment in Ho Chi Minh city in one or two days. But sometimes it can take you months.

If you need help finding an apartment to rent, don’t hesitate to contact out to Housing Saigon. We’ll put you in touch with an agent who can help you get the best place to rent based on your budget and requirements.

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Using agents

Tip to find apartments for renting in Ho Chi Minh City - Using agents

Real estate agents make your life much easier by doing all the hard work. So if you plan to rent for at least one year, I recommend you get in touch with a real estate agent. When looking for a real estate agent, make sure you find a professional.

A professional real estate agent helps you find a room quickly because they know the area. They work within your budget and needs. If you’re in Ho Chi Minh City, they can take you to the apartment. If you’re not yet in Ho Chi Minh City, they can show you listings online.

And once you find a place to rent, they can help you with problems, suggest reliable maids and handy persons, and even recommend local restaurants. For your information, real estate agents prefer working with long-term renters. So if you plan to stay in Ho Chi Minh City for under 6 months, you might want to look elsewhere.

Otherwise, if you need help finding an agent, please contact us and we’ll put you in touch with an agent we feel comfortable recommending.

Looking online

Tip to find apartments for renting in Ho Chi Minh City - Using agents

You can use rental sites to get a rough idea on prices and options. For a short-term rental, you can look at Airbnb. It’s cheap. And you can find thousand of properties there. If you want to use Airbnb, make sure to stay there for over 30 days for legal reason. And you can use this link to get additional discount.

You can also take a look at Craigslist, and Baht&Sold. They provide prices, pictures, contact details, and area information. You can search and compare rentals on each website without having to go to the building.

But you should be wary of any information you get online. It could be misleading. Never sign a lease or book a rental property online before seeing it in person.

Walking around

Tip to find apartments for renting in Ho Chi Minh City - Using agents

Looking by foot for one of the many condos and apartments available in Ho Chi Minh city is hit or miss. Walking will help you experience the area you want to live in. You’ll know after a stroll through a neighborhood whether or not you want to live there.

And when walking, you can also pop into an apartment and talk directly to the property manager or staff. But Most of staffs can’t speak English.

But under city’s infrastructure, it is not friendly for walking. And be remember that the landlords or manager are not happy to show apartment to strangers without appointment in the early morning, especially Monday morning as if they loose the deal, it will be a bad luck for whole week. Believe me they will tell you that they are busy to avoid scheduling in early morning.

You can also look at few rooms without an appointment. Most people I know who spent days walking in an area of their choice came up empty handed.


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